Feast on TISH & Cascadia

There is a great review of two door-stopping books of poetry in the new BC Booklook. The subjects are Daphne Marlatt and  Fred Wah, two members of the legendary TISH group in Vancouver, BC, in the early 60s. Nicholas Bradley is the reviewer and is very capable of...

George Bowering 2005 Interview

I first met George Bowering at the Victoria School of Writing Summer School in 2005. It was the tenth anniversary of that summer school and since then has ceased operations. I had taken a weeklong workshop with him there and developed an enduring friendship with him...

Hallelujah, the Poetics of Music

(For Columbia City Gallery Literary Series, Dec 13, 2015) “We study the self to lose the self. Only when you forget yourself can you become one with all things.” – Dögen Some brief thoughts about my immediate take on the subject for which we are ostensibly...

Writing or Re-Writing

I was fascinated to see a post from one of my Facebook friends, Jim Andrews, linking to a piece in the Boston Globe about how the practice of extensive revision of one’s writing is a 20th Century and largely Modernist development. Craig Fehrman is the author of...